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Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 3,242.32 down -10.55 points

Posted
3/12/2013 4:45:00 PM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:AKAM;CAT;MRK;STX

Tuesday's session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 3,242.32. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.63 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.5 to 1 ratio. There were 987 advancers and 1477 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 78 stocks reached a 52 week high and 10 those reaching lows totaled. The most active, advancers, decliners, unusual volume and most active by dollar volume can be monitored intraday on the Most Active Stocks page.

The NASDAQ 100 index closed down -.39% for the day; a total of -11.05 points. The current value is 2,800.81. Akamai Technologies, Inc. ( AKAM ) had the largest percent change down (-2.33%) while Seagate Technology. ( STX ) had the largest percent change gain rising 4.83%.

The Dow Jones index closed up .02% for the day; a total of 2.77 points. The current value is 14,450.06. Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) had the largest percent change down (-1.58%) while Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) had the largest percent change gain rising 3.16%.

NASDAQ Market Wrap

As of 3/12/2013 4:44:02 PM

BILLIONS OF
1.63
NASDAQ SHARES TRADED TODAY
78
STOCKS REACHED A 52 WEEK HIGH
10
THOSE REACHING LOWS TOTALED
 
Seagate Technology.[STX]
TOPS ADVANCERS LIST
OF NASDAQ 100
%
4.83
INDEX
STX ROSE